History Headscratchers / Vikings

30th Nov '16 3:10:21 PM scipio22
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** The trial in season 2 seems to be unorthodox, and Ragnar arranged for it to be done that way to avoid having to sentence his brother himself, as sparing him would make him lose face with a lot of his men, and he clearly didn't want to have him killed. So he gave the judgement to the "gods", ensuring no one would blame him for the decision, and then made sure the "gods" would agree with what he wanted.

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** The trial in season 2 seems to be unorthodox, and Ragnar arranged for it to be done that way to avoid having to sentence his brother himself, as sparing him would make him lose face with a lot of his men, and he clearly didn't want to have him killed. So he gave the judgement to the "gods", ensuring no one would blame him for the decision, and then made sure the "gods" would agree with what he wanted.wanted.
* How exactly is Rollo going to populate the future Norman population all by himself? Wouldn't it have been better narratively and historically for Rollo to persuade the Norse that stayed behind to join him?
24th Oct '16 8:58:33 PM Blacknuz
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*** '''See abvoe for an answer to the "Gotland/Gotaland/Götaland" debacle.'''

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*** '''See abvoe above for an answer to the "Gotland/Gotaland/Götaland" debacle.'''



** The jewelery goes not their wifes, daughters and themself or is sold to merchants. The crosses are probably melted down and sold to merchants to. They probably buy salt, lifestock and other products for the money.

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** The jewelery goes not to their wifes, daughters daughters, and themself themselves, or is sold to merchants. The crosses are probably melted down and sold to merchants to.too. They probably buy salt, lifestock and other products for the money.



* Why did Cwenthryth think urinating on Ragnar was a good idea? And why doesn't Ragnar stove her head in afterwards?

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* Why did Cwenthryth Kwenthrith think urinating on Ragnar was a good idea? And why doesn't Ragnar stove her head in afterwards?
15th Aug '16 9:32:23 PM QuantumReality
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** One other big issue with this is that neither Horik nor Ragnar ever acknowledge that the whole mess got started with Horik trying take-backsies on Borg at the last minute on the first sailing to England. Had they just let him come along on the first trip, a lot of very painful things could have been avoided.
16th Jan '16 12:33:25 AM Anddrix
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** Well, Skaane, the southernmost portion of Sweden, had been considered part of Denmark since at least the mid-10th century, and would remain under Danish rule until the 15th century. This would obviously cause tension between the Danes and the people who lived further north. However, it's unclear how all of this affects the Jarl of Gotland. Maybe the writers meant ''Geatland'', and [[ViewersAreMorons figured the viewers wouldn't be able to tell the difference?]]

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** Well, Skaane, the southernmost portion of Sweden, had been considered part of Denmark since at least the mid-10th century, and would remain under Danish rule until the 15th century. This would obviously cause tension between the Danes and the people who lived further north. However, it's unclear how all of this affects the Jarl of Gotland. Maybe the writers meant ''Geatland'', and [[ViewersAreMorons figured the viewers wouldn't be able to tell the difference?]]difference?
20th Dec '15 3:16:25 PM mrnickname
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** Confirmed as Sweden by Clive Standen in an interview in the DVD-set for season 2.
19th Apr '15 12:11:31 AM Kotrag
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** And the true explanation? He well and truly was Oden. Oden's wanderings always tended to end in the deaths of people. And why not? He was the god of death.
16th Apr '15 4:36:53 AM Kotrag
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** It's more or less confirmed now with the Seer telling him that "the bear will be crowned by a princess and you will be present at the ceremony". Cut to Princess Gisele giving him googly-eyes during the siege of Paris.
14th Apr '15 7:54:44 AM syrusdark
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* Anyone notice how the method for handling trials in Kattegut changes between seasons one and two? In the first season, the Earl presides over trials at a Thing, and his ruling (at least the death penalty) must be agreed upon by all the men in attendance. Lagetha also gets to make judgments from the Earl's hall while Ragnar is away. In season two, the town's Lawgiver stands on the sacred stone and delivers justice that is unimpeachable. Is there some explanation for this?

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* Anyone notice how the method for handling trials in Kattegut changes between seasons one and two? In the first season, the Earl presides over trials at a Thing, and his ruling (at least the death penalty) must be agreed upon by all the men in attendance. Lagetha also gets to make judgments from the Earl's hall while Ragnar is away. In season two, the town's Lawgiver stands on the sacred stone and delivers justice that is unimpeachable. Is there some explanation for this?this?
** The trial in season 2 seems to be unorthodox, and Ragnar arranged for it to be done that way to avoid having to sentence his brother himself, as sparing him would make him lose face with a lot of his men, and he clearly didn't want to have him killed. So he gave the judgement to the "gods", ensuring no one would blame him for the decision, and then made sure the "gods" would agree with what he wanted.
12th Apr '15 2:45:29 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* What did Jarl Borg shout out before charging during the battle against Ragnar in the season 2 premiere? Rollo said it again in ''To the Gates!''.

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* What did Jarl Borg shout out before charging during the battle against Ragnar in the season 2 premiere? Rollo said it again in ''To the Gates!''.Gates!''.
* Anyone notice how the method for handling trials in Kattegut changes between seasons one and two? In the first season, the Earl presides over trials at a Thing, and his ruling (at least the death penalty) must be agreed upon by all the men in attendance. Lagetha also gets to make judgments from the Earl's hall while Ragnar is away. In season two, the town's Lawgiver stands on the sacred stone and delivers justice that is unimpeachable. Is there some explanation for this?
11th Apr '15 6:47:14 AM Kotrag
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* What did Jarl Borg shout out before charging during the battle against Ragnar in the season 2 premiere?

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* What did Jarl Borg shout out before charging during the battle against Ragnar in the season 2 premiere?premiere? Rollo said it again in ''To the Gates!''.
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